Cathay Pacific selects EDM for A350 Door Trainer

19 May 2014

EDM is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Cathay Pacific to design, manufacture and install a new A350 Door Trainer for the airline. EDM was awarded the new business as part of an international tender with delivery expected at Cathay Pacific’s cabin crew training centre in Hong Kong.

Tony Bermingham, EDM’s Managing Director said:

“We are delighted to have been selected by Cathay Pacific as their preferred supplier for cabin crew training equipment for their new A350 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific has an impressive pedigree in delivering world-class operations and passenger service.  EDM’s training device will provide Cathay Pacific with the very best training equipment to perfect their safety training skills and to deliver the high-quality standards that has come to be associated with the airline.”

The door trainer will comprise fully functional main doors with flight attendant seat and harness, local monuments and EDM standard features including:-

  • Internal normal door operation
  • Emergency opening with power assist
  • Door mode selector – Arm/Disarm procedures
  • Gust Lock
  • Manual Slide Inflation Handle
  • Door Assist Handles
  • Simulated audio sounds
  • Exit lighting
  • Instructor Operating system (IOS)
  • Integrated door training malfunctions
  • Handle jam
  • Door jam
  • Emergency opening power assist failure
  • Auto slide inflation failure
  • Manual slide inflation

Tony Bermingham adds:

“EDM is at the forefront of designing and manufacturing door trainers for all aircraft types and we are pleased to have secured the company’s second A350 customer with Cathay Pacific. We intend to continue this leadership and be the supplier of choice for airlines all over the world for their cabin crew training requirements.”

EDM is also currently working on an A350 Door Trainer project for Ethiopian Airlines. The company was appointed by the airline earlier this year to supply a range of cabin crew training devices for both widebody and narrowbody aircraft types.

EDM has an unrivalled track-record for developing and delivering training devices for new aircraft types and was one of the first companies worldwide to develop a simulated Door Trainer for the B787; becoming a lead supplier for ‘Dreamliner’ cabin training equipment.


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